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It seems like everyone thinks I’m the one who is losing my mind! Most people have no idea how frustrating answering and clarifying the same question is, and yet, the same person can play bridge. I am my husbands caregiver and I get so frustrated, but then I finally remind myself to take the focus off him and drop the judgement. For me, I get tired and know that the likely hood of all this effort is what? So am training my brain to stay in the present:
I just read your post and what a timely subject for me to find! I am my husbands full time care giver and feel very overwhelmed and then the paperwork! Between VA, VA/Agent Orange appeals, regular bills, and correspondence I freeze. I decided treat each item like a project when I was working. I still end up with more paperwork than I want, but I’m not loosing or missing impirtant deadlines that cost money!
I am with you on this topic.
THANK YOU for your words of honesty! My spousal caregiver situation is different, but yet so similar. Sometimes I wonder if I’m imagining things. Communication is extremely limited and most things are left to me, unless they are important to him.
Learning to think of myself first is extremely foreign to me, however, I know I must do this, in order to be a better caregiver.
Thank you again for your sharing.